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Poster: beep* Date: May 28, 2012 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Neil's Americana

Just my opinion, mind you.
The album lacks the dynamics of earlier Crazy Horse efforts and doesn't really come alive until High Flyin' Bird, which still can't touch the Airplane's versions. This Land Is Your Land isn't too bad. It includes the "forgotten" lyrics. The one acoustic recording is Wayfaring Stranger, performed similarly to Johnny Cash's, which makes me think they should have done the entire album unplugged as the hard guitar approach seems a bit too harsh for these old songs.
All in all, meh. Maybe the songs will do better live.
Give it a listen and see what you think:

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Poster: buscameby Date: May 29, 2012 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Neil's Americana

Ive seen Neil & CH at least a half dozen times over the past 40 years and Ive always loved the shows. Although the grunge tour with Sonic Youth busted a eardrum(jk)

I had a chance for Red Rocks tix and couldn't get anyone to join me, to much money and to much blah on the new album, also to close to Futhur on the Rocks.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: May 29, 2012 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Neil's Americana

Neil is one of my all-time favorite musicians, yet this is quite painful to listen to. I say the next album will make up for it though.